Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Amazing Chinese Characters (64) Dictionary - 典

The shell bone script for character "Dictionary" is


the top part is Book (Post 62), the bottom part is two hands holding the book, which means that the book is big, heavy and authoritative.

It is an ideogram character.

Its small script is


the top part is same as shell bone script, but the bottom part becomes a table or sheft, which means the book is on the table or sheft.

Its clerical script is


similar to small seal script.



Its current standard printing script for traditional or simplified character is


same as the clerical script.

Its Pinyin is "Dian2".


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